Broncos Ready for ITA Mountain Regional
Basil won the Jack Taylor Classic in September.

Oct. 8, 2013

The Boise State women’s tennis team is in Las, Vegas, Nev., for the 2013 ITA Mountain Regional, at stake is a trip to the ITA Indoor National Championships in November.  Morgan Basil, Sandy Vo and Teal Vosburgh are all seeded in the top 24 for the singles draw which begins tomorrow with the round of 128. Boise State’s senior duo of Basil and Vo are also seeded as a doubles team among the 64 teams competing. This is the last tournament of the fall for the Broncos baring qualifying for the indoor nationals.

Over 110 women’s collegiate tennis players are in Las Vegas this week to participate in the 2013 United State Tennis Association (USTA) / Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Mountain Region Championships being held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus. Members from 19 western teams will face off Wednesday through Sunday on 12 courts each day in both singles and doubles.

The mountain regional is one of 12 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I women taking place this weekend at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions from each region will advance to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 7-10, at the indoor facilities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing, N.Y.

Wednesday’s first round gets under way with doubles round of 64 at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain), followed by the round of 128 for singles.

Boise State has sent eight members of the squad to Las Vegas for the regional championships led by three seeded players in seniors Morgan Basil (6-2) and Sandy Vo (4-2), as well as sophomore Teal Vosburgh (6-2).  Basil and Vo are seeded in the group of 9-16, while Vosburgh is in the next group of seeds 17-24. Note, only the 1-8 seeds have a direct individual seed while everyone else is grouped into a range of seeds such as 9-16.

Basil and Vo each have byes into the round of 64 as a result of their seeds. Vosburgh will be the first of the three to compete facing Air Force’s Chloe Farlini in the opening round.

Joining the three seeded Broncos is a solid group who could help the Broncos make a deep run into the tournament. Senior Anissa Bryant-Swift (5-2) is one of three seniors on the team, she will face Sydney Monson from BYU in the first round.

Boise State’s other four singles participants include junior Sammie Watson (4-3) will take on Idaho’s Beatriz Flores; sophomore Megan LaLone (4-4) will take on Utah State’s Kallie Sperry; Bobbi Oshiro (5-3), a sophomore, will be up against Northern Arizona’s Hailey Rochin; while freshman Sara Brown (5-2) will step onto the court versus Johanna Vang who is also from Northern Arizona.

Boise State will be represented by four doubles teams at the regional led by Basil and Vo (4-0) seeded in the 9-16 group.  The seniors will face Mountain West Conference rivals Ashley and Amber Stuhlmann from Utah State in the round of 64.

The Broncos’ other round of 64 matches include Bobbi Oshiro and Megan LaLone (3-3) against Montana State’s Iva Parapunova and Paulina Lopez; Sammie Watson and Anissa Bryant-Swift (3-2) will take on Air Force’s Anastasia  Hueffner and Tracy Landram; while Teal Vosburgh and Sara Brown (3-3) will face Colorado’s Julyette Steur and Ashley Tiefel.

The 19 teams competing at the regional include: Air Force, Boise State, Brigham Young, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Idaho, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Wyoming

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